AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Hayden Haines, Sandy Creek football. The Comets’ 35-0 shutout of the Onondaga Tigers on September 9 was greatly enhanced by Haines, who caught five passes for 163 yards and scored three touchdowns.
Air National Guard Ace: Maddy and Alice Bender, Skaneateles girls volleyball. Combining for 30 assists and 29 digs, the Bender sisters were instrumental in the Lakers’ four-set victory over the Homer Trojans on September 8.
Atlas Fence All-Star: Solomon Holden-Betts, Baldwinsville boys cross country. The Bees won Race 2 at the September 10 Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational in large measure due to Holden-Betts taking the individual race in 16 minutes, 23.5 seconds.
Empower/Mooney Marketing Group Mark of Excellence: Ella Zaryski, Christian Brothers Academy girls swimming. Zaryski’s pair of individual titles in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke helped lead the Brothers past Jamesville-DeWitt 105-81 on September 9.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Bo Turo, Cato-Meridian football. The Blue Devils ripped the Hannibal Warriors 44-6 on September 20, with Turo turning it loose on touchdown runs of 52, 64 and 86 yards, in that order.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Rory Nelen, Cooperstown girls soccer. Picking up a goal and two assists, Nelen was key for the Hawkeyes in a 4-0 shutout of the Little Falls Mounties on September 7.
JKS Home Improvement Magic Moment: Luke Infanti, Westhill boys soccer, netting the only goal as the Warriors ended defending state Class B champion Skaneateles’ 26-match win streak, prevailing 1-0 over the Lakers September 10 at Hyatt Stadium.
Manny’s Major Accomplishment: Gretchen Grimm, Clinton field hockey. Grimm could not be stopped in the Warriors’ 5-0 win over Morrisville-Eaton on September 9, netting three goals for a hat trick and contributing an assist, too.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Cole Thomas, East Syracuse Minoa boys volleyball. When the Spartans defeated Syracuse City in three sets in in September 8 season opener, Thomas put together 10 kills, adding 12 digs and five blocks.
NYE Automotive Star Performance: Kyle Meier, Whitesboro football. Meier not only ran for 211 yards on 35 carries in the Warriors’ 28-13 win over the Corcoran Cougars on September 9, he also intercepted a pair of passes and recorded three touchdowns.
Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Olivia Ruddy, Cazenovia girls cross country. Ruddy, in her first week of varsity running, won individually against Skaneateles and, three days later, helped the Lakers to a top 10 team finish in the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational.
Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Sadie White, Port Byron/Union Springs field hockey. Putting in three goals for a hat trick, White was the engine for the Panthers in an impressive 4-0 shutout of the Cazenovia Lakers on September 6.
University Sports Shop Rising Star: Eliot Austin, Marcellus football. Austin’s 25-yard field goals turned out to be decisive as the Mustangs, taking back the Tom Anthony Silver Cup, edged the Solvay Bearcats 9-7 on September 9.
U.S. Army Male Athlete: Jude Cook, South Jefferson boys soccer. With Cook’s lone goal, the Spartans were able to keep itself undefeated and take a 1-0 decision over the Indian River Warriors when those sides met on September 8.
U.S. Army Female Athlete: Madison Poissant, Mexico girls soccer. With one goal and one assist, Poissant maintained the Tigers’ hot start as it battled to a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Firebirds when the rivals met September 9.
Wilkins Recreational Vehicles Big Mover: Emily French and Madison Castle, Oneida girls tennis. French and Castle’s tough three-set win was decisive for the Indians as it fought to a 4-3 decision over the New Hartford Spartans on September 9.
The Wood Golf Course and Restaurant Top Golfer: Ty Kelly, Chittenango boys. When the Bears put away the Cazenovia Lakers 211-232 on September 7 at Rogues Roost, Kelly remained at the forefront, matching par with his nine-hole total of 36.
Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Addison Stephen, Oswego girls volleyball. Stephen picked up 15 digs, keying a Buccaneers defense that needed her stops to pull off a five-set win over the Central Square Redhawks on September 7.